The healing powers of massage are well known, but used as a complementary therapy alongside acupuncture, massage can have additional holistic benefits for your physical health.
At The Acupuncturists we now offer both Eastern and Western massage therapies that can either be delivered as standalone treatments or be integrated into an ongoing programme of acupuncture treatment to augment the benefit you experience.
Eastern and Western massage therapies both bring tangible benefit to healing, but each has its own individual and specific advantages.
Eastern Massage Therapy
As you might expect, Eastern massage is closely aligned with ancient Chinese acupuncture and focuses on the flow of Qi along the body’s energy pathways known as meridians. Just as acupuncture takes a whole-body approach to healing, so Eastern massage also takes a unified view when it comes to spiritual, emotional and physical healing.
And the Eastern approach to massage also aims to improve the balance of the body’s natural energy by stimulating Qi through pressure, rocking, striking, rolling and vibration.
In this way, it can bring broad benefit physically and emotionally, addressing specific problems through an holistic approach.
Western Massage Therapy
Western massage therapy tends to be more directly focused on identified physical problems associated with a specific area of the body and therefore takes a more mechanistic approach to problem diagnosis.
In Western massage, benefit is delivered by working directly on painful areas, using specialised massage techniques to soothe sore muscles and promote relaxation through gliding, tapping and kneading.
Although not an holistic therapy in quite the same way as Eastern massage, it nevertheless brings broad benefit to healing by encouraging relaxation and removing physical and emotional stress.
Our expert massage therapy is based on developing personalised treatment for individual patients and offers a unique healing experience by integrating different disciplines into the care we deliver.
And because we can offer both Western and Eastern techniques, we’re able to vary the technique we use in order to best treat the specific symptoms you are experiencing – from soft, soothing and relaxing therapy to the deep tissue massage that aims to release long term muscular pain and discomfort.
Our massage specialist, Pouyan Samilian, is a highly qualified practitioner who began his training in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, before studying with the renowned London School of Massage in London. He also trained in Tuina (Chinese medical massage) at the City College of London and is also qualified in Western massage techniques, which mainly focus on Swedish and deep tissue massage.
Massage therapy with The Acupuncturists is available either as part of your acupuncture with Pouyan or can be offered as a separate one-hour standalone session.
If you’re interested in understanding more about how massage therapy can benefit your healing and recovery, please contact us for more information.
Your Health in Safe Hands
“My experience at the Acupuncturists was wonderful, every time since I have started seeing Archna over two years ago. She is a fantastic practitioner, really knowledgeable and very focused on providing the best treatment possible. She is very professional and knows how to adjust each treatment so that when you leave you feel much better then when you arrived. She has helped me with stress, back pain, shoulder tension, digestive issues and common cold relief. I would highly recommend Archna to anyone looking to receive treatment.”
I am very grateful to Archna and the team for developing this method of treatment online. The day after a comprehensive video consultation, I received the Acu Pyramid pads and very clear information about where they would be applied. In the course of a second video consultation, Archna showed me exactly how and where to apply them. It was surprisingly easy, and as they don’t pierce the skin, it felt very safe.
As a result of the treatment, I no longer have a pain in my neck and shoulder that has been with me for two months and I have seen a huge improvement in stiffness in one of my joints which had also been problematic for many weeks.
I have no hesitation at all in recommending the treatment and would positively encourage anyone to try it.
“I went to Archna initially with a very painful bursitis which couldn’t be treated with physiotherapy apart from steroid injections. She managed to treat my shoulder in a few sessions and I started to feel so much better. What I love about Archna is that she is very professional and she explains exactly what she is doing. She has an amazingly calm energy which helps you relax into the treatment and the session. I am a regular client now as she has helped me with many other issues from digestive issues to tension and even emotional imbalance. I look forward to my sessions as I leave feeling so relaxed and very light which are a result of the acupuncture but also Archna’s magical touch and energy.”
I can’t recommend Archna highly enough. It’s such a personal experience receiving treatment from her, every time I go I always leave feeling more balanced, calm and centred. I’m also positive that seeing her for the past two years played a part in helping me get pregnant and definitely helped me during pregnancy with my sciatica. She has recently helped me so much with upper back and neck tension and with my hayfever, it pretty much disappears after I see her. She is also one of the warmest, kindest people I’ve ever met.
“I have been seeing Archna for six months, after struggling with anxiety, stress and difficulties with conception. I was very nervous about approaching acupuncture, but Archna put me at ease within 2 minutes of meeting her. Her calm and reassuring manner helped me to relax, and she went out of her way to make sure that I was always comfortable and felt secure with the treatment options. My appointments with Archna are now little oases of quiet and calm; her treatments dropped my anxiety levels significantly, and I fell pregnant after just a month of seeing her! I truly believe this was a result of Archna’s healing and nurturing treatments, as well as her warm and caring presence. Despite reaching my goal of pregnancy, I am still seeing Archna to calm, soothe and invigorate me during this time, she is the best – thank you Archna.”
I couldn’t recommend Archna highly enough! I’ve been seeing her for over a year now – for various reasons – including digestive issues and addiction. Archna is the warmest, most caring practitioner I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. She makes you feel completely at ease in the treatment and with her many years of experience, always knows just what to do. She is an integral part to my recovery and I feel blessed to have her in my life.
“I have really enjoyed my experience going to Archna I was hesitant at first having never tried accupuncture before but have found it to be a very effective compliment to other treatments. Archna has treated my for stress, lower back pain and allergies. I was surprised how effective acupuncture can be and what a wonderful practioner Archna is. The location is very convienent I can go right after work.”
I’m really well looked after by Archna and feel my needs are being treated with care on a weekly basis. Would highly recommend to anyone!
Archna is amazing. I’ve found her treatments incredibly effective and she is super knowledgeable and caring. She is also very much at the forefront of her field and has a wide variety of tools that she brings to her clients. I love working with her and have now come to her for several years. I have worked with other top acupuncturists in London and SF and consider her among the very best!
Archna is an absolutely amazing and gifted acupuncturist. She has treated me for a variety of back, neck and skin conditions, and the results and healing effects on the body have been nothing short of extraordinary. I really like her energy, integrity and commitment to the work that she is doing and would strongly recommend her to anyone seeking a natural treatment to any physical or emotional issue.
I have been consulting Archna for around 15 years. Her work never ceases to astonish me, and now I find there is no ailment that I would not ask her about. Most entrancing though, is her deep-sourced integrity and soulfulness. I have recommended her work to most of my friends and family and will continue to do so.
I have been seeing Archna since 2017, for injuries, shoulder, neck and back pains and overall health and maintenance. She is very caring and professional toward my treatment, it was great we found her for my acupuncture needs in London. I would recommend Archna for anyone seeking acupuncture treatment. Thank you!
My daughter has been suffering from hay fever for a very long time and we’ve tried many different treatments which didn’t help but Archna has achieved amazing results with just few sessions only. She is very professional and trustworthy lady and I cannot thank her enough for everything she did for my daughter. Thank you
“Archna has treated me for menopausal symptoms, for shoulder pain and for stress. She is an excellent acupuncturist, highly professional and a warm and caring human being. Having been sceptical at the beginning, I realised quickly that Archna’s treatments result in real improvements and alleviation of symptoms. I have total confidence in Archna and recommend her unreservedly.”
“Archna is the most professional, knowledgeable and caring acupuncturist I have seen so far. I will get treated by no one else in the future. Archna not only has over 20 years of acupuncture experience, but in addition she is the only practitioner in her field who I have met, who takes a holistic and much more thorough approach for treating her patients. Archna is efficient, to the point, and extremely skilled. I have recommended Archna to several friends, who are all as happy as I am. I cannot recommend Archna enough and wish I had found her earlier! Thank you Archna!”
Jerome de Sadeleer
“Sitting in the office all day and working without much movement during the week, my neck and back have bothered me for months. I was recommended accupuncture with Archna and after initial skepticism of needles and acupuncture in general, I made an appointment with Archna. My experience was excellent and she has relieved my of my aches, whether in neck, head, back, hips etc. I am a regular with Archna now and very happy! Highly recommend her!”
Archna Patel is a truly talented and professional acupuncturist. She has treated me successfully for physical issues (foot and back injuries), and also deeper emotional issues (stress, anxiety). The Acupuncturists clinic location near Green Park is super convenient and easy to find. I can’t recommend Archna highly enough and only wish I could give her more than 5 stars.
I went to see Archna after being highly recommended by my sister. I found Archna’s caring and lovely nature made me feel completely comfortable, and I was amazed with the results I got after a treatment with her. As a mum of two my back had taken a battering along with my energy, I’m writing this now feeling like a new woman! So I now join my sister in highly recommending her to everyone!